At what age can girls use tampons instead of pads for their period?

tamponOnce a girl begins to menstruate (have periods), she can use tampons. There’s no specific age since the time when a girl gets her first period isn’t the same for everyone. Tampons come in different sizes and absorbencies (slender to super absorbent). It’s best to use the slender or regular absorbency when first using tampons. It’s also best to alternate pads and tampons, and use a pad overnight.